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Latin-America Guide

Life Sciences — Brazil


Kestener, Granja & Vieira Advogados - Life Sciences Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acclaimed team well regarded for its track record representing clients before the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) and in sector-related disputes. Regularly sought out for its expertise in sensitive matters related to clinical trials and product liability, excelling in recall proceedings. Client portfolio includes leading companies from the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. FMC Corporation is a new client win.

Strengths Clients describe the team as "highly qualified and specialised," noting: "They deliver a strategic and valuable service to our business."

Sources add: "They provide tailor-made advice and specific solutions for the problem presented by the client."

Work highlights Advised FMC Corporation on the regulatory aspects of the local sale of the company's Health & Nutrition division to DuPont.

Notable practitioners

Pre-eminent practitioner Beatriz Kestener is described by interviewees as "a reference in the sector" who stands out for her "exceptional knowledge" and "ability to build strategies to face the most complex cases." She is particularly known for advising domestic and international clients from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries on the establishment and closure of companies, product liability matters and administrative proceedings before the relevant regulatory bodies.

Partner Rubens Granja has solid experience representing clients from the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical services industries in litigation mandates and regulatory matters. Interviewees describe him as "a specialist" who has "great analytical skills and offers business-oriented solutions."

About the Team (content provided by Kestener, Granja & Vieira Advogados)

Kestener, Granja & Vieira Advogados (KGV Advogados) has pioneered work in the health, biotechnology, drug, food, agriculture and biodiversity areas, representing clients in all related sectors: pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology products, fresh and processed foods, food supplements, beverages, cosmetic and hygiene products, medical products, sanitary products, animal health and crop farming, including pesticides and fertilizers. The firm also advises many of the corresponding industry associations.

KGV’s Life Sciences team knowledge and hands-on approach, as well as its strong background on complex litigation and dispute resolution, make the team not only well known for, but also highly renowned for, representing clientes before Health Authorities and Brazilian Courts in complex administrative and judicial litigation, class actions and other high-level cases in Brazil.

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Licks Attorneys - Life Sciences Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed firm with renowned expertise in IP matters related to life sciences. Regularly assists companies with the prosecution and enforcement of pharmaceutical patents. Actively provides counsel on policy-making, technology transfer agreements and complex disputes for national and international clients. Genentech and Roche are new client wins.

Strengths Clients say: "The team is proactive and combines a good expertise in both life sciences and litigation matters."

Market interviewees highlight: "They represent companies from the life sciences industry in the IP segment, particularly in patent registrations."

Work highlights Represented Boehringer Ingelhelm in a lawsuit against the Drug Market Regulation Chamber (CMED) regarding the price setting of the medicinal product Dulcolax.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Otto Licks is praised by market commentators for being "a knowledgeable and strategic lawyer who represents his clients in a very assertive manner." He has long-standing experience representing clients in IP and life sciences matters in both administrative and judicial spheres.

Up-and-coming partner Eduardo Hallak focuses on litigation, offering particular expertise in disputes relating to patents, trade marks and technology transfer agreements. Sources say: "He is a very proactive and hands-on lawyer who has a good practical knowledge of the field."

About the Team (content provided by Licks Attorneys)

Licks Attorneys is a Brazilian top tier law firm, recognized for successfully handling large and strategic litigation and counselling on Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Food & Drug, Regulatory, Internet Law, Data Privacy and Cyber Crime projects in the country.

Licks Attorney’s team, over the last years, has handled complex litigation, strategic counselling, policy making, IP prosecution and regulatory matters, representing and giving advice to global companies from different industries seeking to protect blockbusters and strategic interests in Brazil.

With offices in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, the firm has the background, experience and technological capabilities to serve companies of all sizes.

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados - Life Sciences Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious full-service firm acknowledged for its multidisciplinary team specialising in the health, biotechnology and agriculture sectors. Actively provides legal advice to domestic and foreign companies from the pharmaceutical, food and beverage and cosmetic industries on regulatory matters and recalls. Aon Group and Philips are new client wins.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the team's "high level of legal expertise" adding that "they provide in-depth analysis and a strategic outlook."

Interviewees also say: "They deliver excellent services" due to their "high proficiency and specialisation in the sector."

Work highlights Assisted Aon Group with obtaining ANS regulatory approval for the BRL1.2 billion acquisition of ADMIX.

Notable practitioners

Head of practice Angela Fan Chi Kung is much admired by clients for being "an objective, pragmatic and business-oriented lawyer who is an expert in this field." They add: "She is able to adapt herself to an ever-changing sector." She is often retained for her outstanding track record on regulatory matters related to the food, drug and medical device sectors. She also advises on clinical trials, product liability and technology transfer agreements.

Up-and-coming partner Camila Martino Parise is noted for her knowledge on diverse regulatory issues such as product registration and pricing strategies, and actively advises clients in the healthcare and medical devices sector. Clients describe her as "a very skilful and resourceful lawyer who always looks to provide the best solution for the client."

About the Team (content provided by Pinheiro Neto Advogados)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has a multidisciplinary team specializing in the health, biotechnology, agriculture and biodiversity areas. The firm provides legal advice to biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical laboratories, the industries of medical products and equipment, food and food supplements, beverages, cosmetics, toiletries, animal health, seeds and defense of cultivars, biofuel companies, diagnosis clinics, hospitals, health professionals and commercial associations.

Our Life Sciences practice includes lawyers from several areas, who adopt a one-team approach to assist clients.

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A. Lopes Muniz - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid team noted for its strong focus on regulatory matters. Relevant experience representing international pharmaceutical heavyweights in administrative proceedings before the regulatory bodies and advising on compliance matters and the importation of products. Offers complementary strength advising on clinical study regulations.

Strengths Market sources enthuse: "They have a boutique structure with a team that stands out for being very capable and combative."

Notable practitioners

Head of department Marcos Lobo De Freitas Levy is well regarded for his knowledge of the sector from his past experience as an in-house lawyer for a pharmaceutical company. Sources point out his "strong and practical knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry," adding: "He is very competent and forceful"

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Correia da Silva Advogados - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Traditional life sciences practice, recognised in the market for its specialisation in governmental relations as well as its coverage of regulatory and administrative law. Team is particularly active representing clients from the health sector.

Notable practitioners

Name partner Rodrigo Correia da Silva is praised for his expertise in the healthcare segment. He is focused on governmental affairs, compliance and anti-corruption matters. Market commentators state that "he is a traditional name with a track record in the life sciences sector."

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Dannemann Siemsen - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust practice with a significant track record advising clients from the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries on IP matters. Frequently assists with market competition, product approval and product development before the different regulatory bodies in the life sciences sector.

Strengths Commentators highlight the team's "technical capacity and prompt responses"

Work highlights Advised Eli Lilly on a price establishment proceeding for a new medical product before CMED.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Gustavo de Freitas Morais as "knowledgeable and business-oriented," also noting: "He always keeps up to date with the market and new legislation." He is specialised in IP matters related to the sector, particularly patent prosecution and litigation.

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Fialdini Einsfeld Advogados - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique firm noted for its strong litigation practice in the life sciences sector. Regularly represents major pharmaceutical companies in strategic disputes involving matters such as price regulation, distribution agreements and product liability. Also possesses capabilities to advise on regulatory and IP matters.

Strengths Interviewees praise the team's ability "to understand the client's business and provide tailor-made solutions accordingly."

Work highlights Represented BioMarin in a lawsuit challenging the applicability of the Price Adjustment Factor (CAP) to a company's product.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Pedro Fialdini is described by market commentators as "a very experienced lawyer who stands out for his expertise in contentious matters." They add: "He has a great strategic approach and solid knowledge of procedural law which allows him to present different solutions for each case."

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Tozzini Freire Advogados - Life Sciences Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Multidisciplinary team noted for its expertise advising clients on the regulatory aspects of mergers, equity interest sales and joint ventures. Regularly provides assistance to players from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries with administrative proceedings before the regulatory agencies and with contractual matters.

Strengths Clients highlight "the multidisciplinary understanding of the team" and their "swift responses to our demands."

Work highlights Assisted Hospital Vera Cruz with the sale of 64.15% of its shares to Caledônia Saúde.

Notable practitioners

Elysangela de Oliveira Rabelo Maurer has noteworthy experience in M&A and contractual matters. Sources single out her ability "to navigate the extremely complex world of healthcare regulation and corporate law with a sure hand that gives clients confidence and allows the deal to happen." They add: "She is very objective and straightforward."

Up-and-coming partner Marco Aurélio Torronteguy is praised by clients for his "expertise in matters related to the pharmaceutical industry and litigation proceedings," also highlighting his "attentive and proactive attitude."

About the Team (content provided by Tozzini Freire Advogados)

The work developed by TozziniFreire’s Life Sciences and Healthcare group covers industry sectors as diverse as healthcare; pharmaceutical ingredients; drugs; medical devices; cosmetics; health and personal hygiene products; food; and agrichemicals and fertilizers. The team is widely experienced in working with regulatory agencies, including the Brazilian Sanitation Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária - Anvisa) and the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento – Mapa). The services provided by our group include a wide variety of matters, such as mergers and acquisitions; advice on foreign investment and regulatory issues involving company licensing; product registration; import and export; product liability and recall; negotiation and drafting of distribution contracts; clinical research; Productive Development Partnerships (Parcerias para o Desenvolvimento Produtivo - PDPs); Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the healthcare area; intellectual property matters; and administrative and judicial proceedings involving sanitation authorities.

The firm assists both domestic and foreign companies, insuring not only a high level of technical know-how but also deep knowledge of players in the industries mentioned above.

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Senior Statesperson

Vicente Nogueira Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Vicente Nogueira of Vicente Nogueira Advogados is described by market sources as "a reference in the life sciences sector." He is noted for his experience representing clients in registry matters and for his credibility before government agencies in administrative proceedings. 

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Band 1

Kestener, Granja & Vieira Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pre-eminent practitioner Beatriz Kestener is described by interviewees as "a reference in the sector" who stands out for her "exceptional knowledge" and "ability to build strategies to face the most complex cases." She is particularly known for advising domestic and international clients from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries on the establishment and closure of companies, product liability matters and administrative proceedings before the relevant regulatory bodies.

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Angela Fan Chi Kung

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of practice Angela Fan Chi Kung is much admired by clients for being "an objective, pragmatic and business-oriented lawyer who is an expert in this field." They add: "She is able to adapt herself to an ever-changing sector." She is often retained for her outstanding track record on regulatory matters related to the food, drug and medical device sectors. She also advises on clinical trials, product liability and technology transfer agreements.

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Band 2

Elysangela de Oliveira Rabelo Maurer

Tozzini Freire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Elysangela de Oliveira Rabelo Maurer has noteworthy experience in M&A and contractual matters. Sources single out her ability "to navigate the extremely complex world of healthcare regulation and corporate law with a sure hand that gives clients confidence and allows the deal to happen." They add: "She is very objective and straightforward."

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Band 2

Marcos Lobo De Freitas Levy

A. Lopes Muniz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Marcos Lobo De Freitas Levy is well regarded for his knowledge of the sector from his past experience as an in-house lawyer for a pharmaceutical company. Sources point out his "strong and practical knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry," adding: "He is very competent and forceful"

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Band 3

Rodrigo Correia da Silva

Correia da Silva Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Rodrigo Correia da Silva is praised for his expertise in the healthcare segment. He is focused on governmental affairs, compliance and anti-corruption matters. Market commentators state that "he is a traditional name with a track record in the life sciences sector."

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Band 3

Fialdini Einsfeld Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Pedro Fialdini is described by market commentators as "a very experienced lawyer who stands out for his expertise in contentious matters." They add: "He has a great strategic approach and solid knowledge of procedural law which allows him to present different solutions for each case."

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Band 3

Kestener, Granja & Vieira Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rubens Granja has solid experience representing clients from the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and medical services industries in litigation mandates and regulatory matters. Interviewees describe him as "a specialist" who has "great analytical skills and offers business-oriented solutions."

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Band 3

Licks Attorneys

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Otto Licks is praised by market commentators for being "a knowledgeable and strategic lawyer who represents his clients in a very assertive manner." He has long-standing experience representing clients in IP and life sciences matters in both administrative and judicial spheres.

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Band 4

Gustavo de Freitas Morais

Dannemann Siemsen

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe Gustavo de Freitas Morais as "knowledgeable and business-oriented," also noting: "He always keeps up to date with the market and new legislation." He is specialised in IP matters related to the sector, particularly patent prosecution and litigation.

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Patricia Fukuma Jannini

Fukuma Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Patricia Fukuma Jannini of Fukuma Advogados is described by market interviewees as "a renowned expert in regulatory issues in the sanitary area." She is noted for assisting clients from the food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries with sanitary, regulatory and consumer law issues.

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Band 4

Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Anderson Ribeiro of Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property focuses on regulatory and IP matters in the life sciences field. Clients praise his "familiarity with the most complex issues of the sector," adding that "he is always up to date on the latest developments concerning patents and regulatory matters." They also describe him as "assertive" and "dedicated."

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Band 4

SPLAW – SPIEWAK, CARNEIRO, BARBOSA, CARVALHO, MAIA ADVOGADOS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Benny Spiewak of SPLAW-Spiewak, Carneiro, Barbosa, Carvalho e Maia Advogados has solid experience advising clients on IP, compliance and regulatory issues related to the life sciences sector. Market commentators describe him as "a good compliance and IP lawyer working in the life sciences sector."

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Up and Coming

Licks Attorneys

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Eduardo Hallak focuses on litigation, offering particular expertise in disputes relating to patents, trade marks and technology transfer agreements. Sources say: "He is a very proactive and hands-on lawyer who has a good practical knowledge of the field."

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Up and Coming

Camila Martino Parise

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Camila Martino Parise is noted for her knowledge on diverse regulatory issues such as product registration and pricing strategies, and actively advises clients in the healthcare and medical devices sector. Clients describe her as "a very skilful and resourceful lawyer who always looks to provide the best solution for the client."

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Up and Coming

Marco Aurélio Torronteguy

Tozzini Freire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Marco Aurélio Torronteguy is praised by clients for his "expertise in matters related to the pharmaceutical industry and litigation proceedings," also highlighting his "attentive and proactive attitude."

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